News archive from 1 March 2015

Berman celebrates Asian culture with weekend event

Berman celebrates Asian culture with weekend event

Hanrong Wang learned how to write Chinese calligraphy while growing up in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province. On Saturday, she introduced the art form to local children at the Berman Museum of World History. Wang, who works as a librarian at...

 
Finding a home after prison tough for released felons

Finding a home after prison tough for released felons

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Stacie Schroder's search for a home began the day she regained her freedom. Finding an apartment can be a complicated, time-consuming process for anyone. Schroder didn't expect her search to be easy, but she also wasn't prepared...

 
Shots fired at T.I., Yo Gotti, Young Jeezy party

Shots fired at T.I., Yo Gotti, Young Jeezy party

Shots were fired at a daytime promotional party for rappers T.I., Young Jeezy and Yo Gotti at a Charlotte, N.C. club on Saturday. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police department confirmed the shooting to USA TODAY. "Two people injured with gunshot...

 
IN STEP? Can Bentley find support for his tax plan among legislators?

IN STEP? Can Bentley find support for his tax plan among legislators?

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Marsh says Hubbard never asked him for money

Marsh says Hubbard never asked him for money

Alabama's top-ranking state senator said Saturday he didn't pitch in to a business venture designed to help embattled House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, out of his financial troubles -- though court documents indicate Hubbard had plans to ask for...

 
County, city traffic signals being updated, officials say

County, city traffic signals being updated, officials say

Calhoun County Highway Department is replacing outdated light bulbs with new light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, in traffic signals at the 12 signaled intersections it manages. According to highway department engineers, the lights will be more efficient...

 

Moe, Wilt take Frostbite Footrace 5K

Jake Moe and Hallidie Wilt cruised to big wins Saturday in the Fur Rondy Frostbite Footrace. Moe won the 5-kilometer race in 15 minutes, 39.5 seconds, finishing more than two minutes before James Miller crossed the line in second. Moe's time was about...

 
Outreach minister killed in Phoenix home invasion

Outreach minister killed in Phoenix home invasion

PHOENIX — A pastor known for his work with inmates and the homeless was killed in a home invasion Friday night in Phoenix. Jack Moriarty, 53, was pastor at the Redeemed Outreach Center in downtown Phoenix. The investigation is ongoing, but police said...

 
Gas line policy? Walker is either crazy like a fox or crazy as a loon

Gas line policy? Walker is either crazy like a fox or crazy as a loon

So, there you are, Big Oil Inc. plugging away, spending hundreds of millions of dollars doing prep work for a long-awaited $65 billion liquefied natural gas project to monetize vast North Slope reserves. After fits and starts spanning decades, a gas...

 
Bethel DA firing: Is it time for Alaska to elect attorneys general?

Bethel DA firing: Is it time for Alaska to elect attorneys general?

Forty-three of the 50 states elect their attorney general. That fact crossed my mind recently when the Alaska Dispatch News reported that, at the direction of Gov. Bill Walker, Richard Svobodny, the deputy attorney general who supervises the criminal...

 

UAA men send seniors out in style

The UAA men’s basketball team saved its best for last Saturday, completing its Great Northwest Athletic Conference season with a 101-67 blowout of Saint Martin’s in the final game of the season at the Alaska Airlines Center. “I thought we had a pretty...

 

Top-ranked UAA women run winning streak to 15

Challenged by a highly motivated opponent and the late arrival of mayhem, the UAA women's basketball team had to battle from behind to muster its 15th straight victory Saturday afternoon. The Seawolves, the top-ranked team in Division II basketball,...

 
Forecast good for Sunday night SpaceX launch

Forecast good for Sunday night SpaceX launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The forecast looks favorable for a late Sunday launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying commercial communications satellites for two international customers. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40...

 
Is Iowa tofu the next foodie craze?

Is Iowa tofu the next foodie craze?

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans will be seeing a lot more tofu on their barbecue grills if Fei Shou has his way. He's the chief executive of Iowa Food Manufacture Inc., Des Moines' first tofu production facility. In a meat-and-potatoes state like Iowa, a...

 
Tax swap passed in 2006 leaves big hole in S.C. budget

Tax swap passed in 2006 leaves big hole in S.C. budget

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina lawmakers approved a measure in 2006 that slashed property taxes for the state's homeowners by roughly half. Those homeowners would see the line for school operating funds vanish from their tax bills. School districts...

 
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